Organic Aquaculture & Research Facility



The First Organic Salmon Farm in Canada

Yellow Island Aquaculture Ltd. (YIAL) is a small, family owned, organic salmon hatchery and farm located on Quadra Island, just east of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Since our start in 1985, YIAL remains the oldest, continuously-owned Pacific salmon farm in B.C. Our specialty products are fresh whole, fresh filleted, hot smoked, and candied chinook salmon. We also provide production eggs and smolts for other aquaculture operations who wish to obtain animals from an organic source.


Fully Organic, Fully Integrated

YIAL pioneered the organic aquaculture movement in B.C. In 1989, we completely stopped using antibiotics in all stages of our entire operation. We have been fully compliant to current, stringent organic aquaculture standards since 1999.


Marine Research Facility

Through a combination of in-house research studies and collaborative efforts with academia, industry, and government since 1985, YIAL remains dedicated to learning more about the basic biology of Pacific salmon and their interactions with the aquatic environment.

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